Monday, October 13, 2008

I saw lots of blue in.....

I saw lots of blue like the blue in the sky and everywhere else in Gulf Shores, Alabama at the National Shrimp Festival! On my pink Saturday post I posted that I would be making a weekend trip, that it had something to do with shrimp and that it was a surprise!

Bo from Blinks and Winks from Brown Eyes guessed Gulf Shores and Janie from Southern Lagniappe guessed the Shrimp Festival at Gulf Shores. They were both right
!
In all my years of going to Gulf Shores, this was my very first time to go to the National Shrimp Festival. You can click here to read more about it.
The trip was planned by my daughter and was a surprise for Chad to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. You are probably wondering why I was included in the trip. They renewed their wedding vows on the beach, and asked family members to be there to witness the ceremony and celebrate with them.

I took lots of pictures, and will share a few of them later in the week after I see which ones Kelli wants for her blog!

For today, I'll just post some of the blue I spotted at the National Shrimp Festival...which was everywhere...like this sign.

This cute little decorative hanging vases-the blue ones really stand out!
Fountains created from old brass and silver with a turquoise tint
Flamingos with a new twist..... turquoise in color!
Art created with bottle caps-I really liked this red, white and blue patriotic creation.
Here's Cooper dressed in BLUE. Everyone thought he was a girl. We finally got tired of correcting them and just smiled and said "Thank you" when he got a compliment!
And this picture of Connor modeling his cool new light up blue sunglasses.We had a great time at the festival, especially the two mornings that we went. It was pretty crowded as the day went on, and hard to see it all, but I really enjoyed it and would love to go back!

Sally from Smiling Sally has been hosting Blue Monday. This is my second Blue Monday post. It seems that I've started looking for blue along with the pink! Please visit Sally's blog for other Blue Monday posts. Thanks Sally for hosting this event. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day.

40 comments:

imjacobsmom said...

Boy, I'm glad I came back to find out where you were going. Looks like a fun time was had by all! BTW, Happy Blue Monday ~ Robyn

Destin Beach Weddings said...

Gulf Shores and a shrimp festival and a beach wedding vow renewal at the same time. What a trip and looks like a good time had.

Leena said...

So many happenings and details, that I have to look at them again :)

Greetings from Finland and happy day to you!

Smilingsal said...

Your grandbaby IS pretty enough to be a girl. Dress him in a moustache so that people will understand that this is a REAL MAN growing up!

I saw that Maryland crab cake sign and thought, "That's what I'd have eaten!"

Enjoy visiting the other Blue Monday folks today.

jeanne said...

Diane, what a wonderful weekend for your family. I have never heard of this festival. Where have I been? lol I love all of your photos too. Cooper is too pretty to be a boy, but he is all boy that's for sure. One of my sons was always being called a girl. He was a pretty boy too. I am going to click and find out more about the shrimp festival now.

Hugs...Jeanne

Heidi Jo the Artist said...

I love the bottle cap art! My son is saving bottle caps for art projects; so neat to see there are such awesome ways of creating with them. Happy Blue Monday!

Heidi Jo the Artist
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Dirk said...

Lookes like fun! Great pictures, thanks for sharing this with us. For me it's my first Blue Monday contribution.

Southern Lady said...

Diane, it sounds like you all had a wonderful weekend.

I enjoyed seeing the booths and the pictures of Cooper and Connor, and can't wait to see the ones of Kelli and Chad.

Sincerely,

Janie

Bo said...

Aha...so it was Gulf Shores and a Shrimp Festival...but best of all, a wedding or re-wedding. Those grand boys of yours are so cute! it is no wonder people mistake either for girls...well maybe not Connor since he's older...I want to remember the saying on the sign about remembering friends. ;-) Bo

Charli and me said...

I have never been to a srimp festival. It looks like so much fun! What a beautiful day. Happy Blue Monday!

Dawn said...

What a great trip! What a wonderful thing for Kelli and Chad to do, and invite you all along. Your pictures are wonderful. Those boys of yours are so cute!!! I'll be back looking for more pictures this week.

take care,
Dawn

Sweetie said...

First, Connor and Cooper are adorable. The Golf Coast is beautiful and a shrimp festival makes it better.
Sweetie

Sweetie said...

First, Connor and Cooper are adorable. The Golf Coast is beautiful and a shrimp festival makes it better.
Sweetie

Coloradolady said...

Boy, the Shrimp festival looks like a great place to be. Just my cup of tea, lots of craft booths and food...perfect combination. Great Blue Monday post...wish I had been there.

Darlene said...

What a fun festival!! Looks like a neat place!

How fabulous that your daughter renewed her wedding vows....what a fun weekend.

judicreations said...

I love festivals. This one looks like a fun one and with shrimp and crab cakes too..yum! You like me a couple of weeks ago found some lovely blue goodies sold by vendors...yes amongst the pink..same here. Conner and Cooper are so sweet. I think its interesting for them too there is so much to see...

Thank you for sharing your fun day and to see your daughter renew her wedding vows.
Have a lovely day..
Judi

Picket said...

Morning girl! Wow! Three great things all in one and with family to boot! That is my idea of fun! lol Would you believe I have never been to Gulf Shores???? I know...I know....but the kids go all the time...I want to go one day just to say I have been there! lol Your grandsons are adorable...everyone use to think my oldest one was a girl. If they could see him now in his waders and camo with duck calls hanging around his neck! lol I am so happy for your daughter & her hubby celebrating their 10th anniversary and how sweet of her to want all her family around her at such a time...must take after her sweet mama, huh?! Have a glorious day girl!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

The festival looked like fun . The fountains were precious.And so are the g.sons !

Barbara H. said...

Looks like a fun time! My mother would have totally loved the sign about moments I won't remember with friends I'll never forget.

Susie Harris said...

Im sorry that I missed you in Canton. I will be there in the spring if the Lord allows, smile. Yall looked like yall had some fun. Maybe I should try that show one day! Take care~

Neabear said...

What a fun day for all of you! Looks like it was a beautiful day too. I used to have that trouble with my son, people thinking he was a girl even though I had him dressed in obviously boy clothes. Happy Blue Monday!

Rambling Girl said...

Wow, looks like you all had a great time! The baby is a cutie! Love me some shrimp and anything to do with shrimp has gotta be great! Glad you made it back home safe. Look forward to seeing the pics of your children renewing their vows.

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Diane! What a special day, looks like you had a great time! Now I hope the rest of your week is as good!lol - Sincerely, Jeannette

Nola @ Alamo North said...

Love those hanging vases; just what I need. With cats around, nothing is safe sitting on the table; I might could hang them high enough to keep them out of paws' reach.
Looks like you had a great time!

Sue said...

Gulf Shores is my favorite place! I have never been to the Shrimp Festival because I was always teaching school. Just haven't been now that I CAN go. Glad you had a good time. Can't wait for you to post pictures of them renewing their vows.

Beverly said...

Diane, your weekend sounds absolutely perfect. I feel certain it is a time you will always remember.

And, I always have room for shrimp.
;-)

Shabby Kim said...

What a fun weekend you must have had!! Sunshine, the beach, lots of yummy shrimp to eat and spending time with your lovely family. Couldn't ask for anything better than that. Thanks for sharing your fun photos with us today.

Happy Blue Monday!!

nikkicrumpet said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! Who knew flamingos would look classy in Turquoise! Now I want me one!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

That looks like a fun event and I think that bottle cap art is just amazing!

Manuela

Rue said...

Hi Diane :)

It looks like you had a great time! I love shrimp... yum!

hugs,
rue

Rebeckah said...

Your trip sounds delightful : ) and your grandson and grandaughter are so cute....Just kidding! Your grandsons are adorable : ). I love those planter things too! Beautiful!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a fun day!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great photos, Diane! We've wanted to go to Gulf Shores, for a few years, but have never managed to get there.

santamaker said...

That looks like such a fun event. Love going to outdoor festivals like that..and I bet the food wasn't bad either!

Nancy said...

Hi Diane, what a wonderful weekend you had! I am so glad you shared it with us...thank you! Nancy

Melissa Wertz said...

That looks like so much fun. I plan to go there one day. One day...

Shelia said...

Happy Blue Monday, Diane!! Oh, what a great looking festival!! I would have loved to have been there. I would have been very quiet and stayed way behind as to not get in the way! lol Lots of pretty blueness.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
BE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat said...

Hi Diane!
I love the color blue so I should join in on a Blue Monday soon! Your blue photos are great and love the bottle cap art!
It's so sweet that Kelli and Chad renewed their vows and had you there to witness it.
This festival sounds wonderful!
I love shrimp and crab cakes ---yummy!

Hugs, Pat

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Just love the BLUEness, Diane!!! I especially love the fountains!!!

Thanks for the visit...we sure do love the way our Dining Room and doorway re-do turned out, too!

~Blessings,
Jan

Tootsie said...

blue monday...pink saturday, tablescape tuesday!....well...I just can't keep up...but I sure do like to look at your blog posts...and the others that do these themes!